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An '''ornamental garden''' can lift the spirits and provide a place to relax.  
 
An '''ornamental garden''' can lift the spirits and provide a place to relax.  
  
But does this mean giving up space that could otherwise be used to grow food? Not necessarily. By growing [[edible flowers]] (e.g. [[dahlias]] and [[nasturtiums]]), attractive food plants (e.g. [[passionfruit]]) and herbs with a variety of colored leaves (e.g. grey-leafed [[sage]] and purple-leafed [[basil]]) you can have an attractive garden and fresh additions to your dinner table.
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But does this mean giving up space that could otherwise be used to grow food? Not necessarily. By growing [[edible flowers]] (for example, [[dahlias]] and [[nasturtium]]s), attractive food plants (e.g. [[passionfruit]]) and herbs with a variety of colored leaves (e.g. grey-leafed [[sage]] and purple-leafed [[basil]]) you can have an attractive garden and fresh additions to your dinner table.
  
 
What if you want a succulent garden? Try [[pitaya]], including the large, sweet and exotic-looking [[dragonfruit]].  
 
What if you want a succulent garden? Try [[pitaya]], including the large, sweet and exotic-looking [[dragonfruit]].  
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Latest revision as of 10:18, 6 February 2016

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An ornamental garden can lift the spirits and provide a place to relax.

But does this mean giving up space that could otherwise be used to grow food? Not necessarily. By growing edible flowers (for example, dahlias and nasturtiums), attractive food plants (e.g. passionfruit) and herbs with a variety of colored leaves (e.g. grey-leafed sage and purple-leafed basil) you can have an attractive garden and fresh additions to your dinner table.

What if you want a succulent garden? Try pitaya, including the large, sweet and exotic-looking dragonfruit.



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